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Undergraduate Political Science

2017 Summer Term

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3 Units

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (GS)

Political Science 141

An introductory course covering the history, structure and functioning of American national government and its relation to state and local government.


3 Units

ETHNIC POLITICS (DV) (GS)

Political Science 217

The central concern of this course is to provide the student an awareness of the political development of racial and ethnic minorities in today's political arena. It will compare and contrast the development of the white ethnic communities of the 19th and 20th centuries with our modern day racial and ethnic minorities. (Offered jointly with race & ethnic cultures).


3 Units

LAW AND SOCIETY (GS)

Political Science 240

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the development of law and legal practices from a political science perspective. Special emphasis will be paid to the political factors in our society that shape law. The manner in which law affects the politics of our society will also be stressed.


3 Units

AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICS (DV) (GE)

Political Science 261

The course examines the African-American experience of race, ethnicity, class, and gender within the context of American political landscape. It will therefore explore the unique history, content and forms of African-American political participation as well as their struggle for freedom and equality as full citizens in the workings of various American political institutions.


3 Units

POLITICS OF URBAN INEQUALITY IN THE U.S. (DV) (GS)

Political Science 280

The course offers a sophisticated depiction of systemic urban inequality that constrains the lives of the urban poor. The readings will feature academic books and research articles that describe and analyze the politics and life experiences in inner-city neighborhoods.


3 Units

POLICE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION

Political Science 316

This course examines the administrative process within the criminal justice setting. Both administrative theories and principles as well as applications to the criminal justice system will be covered.


3 Units

CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT

Political Science 412

A study in depth of certain selected topics of contemporary importance, such as the resolution of power conflicts, the theory and practice of nonviolence, and the existentialist dilemma.


3 Units

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF ASIA

Political Science 460

A comparative study of the political structures, institutions, and processes of the nations of Asia.


1-12 Units

INTERNSHIP IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

Political Science 493

Study and work with a government unit or in some area of public affairs under the direction of a faculty supervisor. Students will have the opportunity to combine academic learning with practical experience in government and politics. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits in major/degree.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Political Science 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits in major/degree. Department Consent required.

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